I'm trying to figure out a strategy for changing up which shows I
participate in this year and am a bit stuck on how some of you handle
the logistics for some shows. For example, I was considering applying
for the Chicago "one of a kind" show, but am about a 16-18 hour drive
from there. That's simply too long a drive to handle comfortably with
my booth strapped to the top of my vehicle and the car itself packed
to the gills with my show stuff. Between "wind-shift" and the need to
readjust and monitor the load periodically, I'm feeling that about 4
hours would be my maximum, which limits me to a perimeter bounded by
Baltimore/Washington, Pittsburgh, and upstate NY. I'm not, however,
comfortable driving with an add-on trailer. Nor do I have a big
budget (ha!) for shipping the booth via freight.
So for those of you who do shows all over, how do you handle getting
into that circuit? Do you rent pipe and drape or a booth in the city
you're visiting and only carry your specialty displays and
merchandise? Rent a truck? Or what? What are the options?
I feel like I must be missing something obvious and would love to
hear how the rest of you handle this.
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